After three weeks of airing, HBO has decided to stay committed to its latest comedy series, “Togetherness,” by renewing it for a second season. Find out more in this news story below.
As reported on Deadline, the relationship comedy series from the Duplass brothers is getting a second season renewal from the cable network. Ratings for the show has been good, prompting HBO executives to grant the series another year on air. Only on its third week of broadcast for its first season, the show has grew to 2.6 million in the ratings. The series had a soft debut on Jan. 11, 2015 to around 427,000 viewers and has been scheduled for eight episodes in its first season.
“Togetherness,” created by the Duplass brothers Mark and Jay along with their friend Steve Zissis, follows the lives of the Pierson couple, Brett (Mark Duplass) and Michelle (Melanie Lynskey), who are trying to bring back the spark into their marriage. It also charts the escapades of Alex (Steve Zissis) and Tina (Amanda Peet), both single and struggling, and they all live together in the same house.
The show has been cited by critics for its funny yet painful and realistic take on relationships. The story is very much relatable and appealing to a certain demographic. Brett and Michelle are overly committed individuals who have become used to the routine in their married life, while Alex and Tina are adults who still have not gotten it together. Their fear of hitting the big 4-0, without having any stable relationship nor job, is starting to creep in.
“We began our love affair with HBO in our parents’ living room in 1983, and to have these brilliant creative people put a ring on our fingers with a second season of Togetherness is a real-life dream come true,” said the brothers in the Deadline report.
Production for the second season is expected to commence this spring in time for its return in the early 2016 schedule on HBO.
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